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Founder, Artistic Director - Tyler Michaels King - he/him/his
Tyler Michaels King is a director, performer, and improviser based in the Twin Cities. He has worked and played with the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theater Company, Theater Latté Da, History Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Illusion Theater, Flying Foot Forum, and Minneapolis Musical Theater as well as many others. Tyler holds the 2014 Emerging Artist Ivey Award and the Mark Twain Comedic Performance Award from the Kennedy Center. He has been named "Artist of the Year 2014" by City Pages, "Best Actor" by Minnesota Monthly, and Minneapolis' "Best Actor in a Musical" by He has devised new works with Live Action Set and Newton Theater, is a co-creator of Once Upon A Chalkboard one of 2013's Top 15 Fringe shows, and co-directed 7th House Theater's Jonah and the Whale in the Guthrie's Dowling studioTyler is also a founding member of The Bearded Company who perform weekly at HUGE Theater.

Artistic Associate, Resident Playwright - Tyler Mills - - he/him/his
Tyler Mills (He, Him, His) is a playwright and improviser living in the Twin Cities.  He wrote the book for the musical Jonah and the Whale that premiered to sold out audiences in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio in December of 2014 and had its East Coast premiere at Stoneham Theatre in February of 2017.  His other plays include Hello Stranger, one of the most reviewed shows of the 2013 Fringe Festival and To The Moon, winner of its venue's Encore Performance in the 2015 Fringe.  Tyler performs weekly at Huge Theater as a part of The Bearded Company.

Marketing Director & Designer - Emily Michaels King - - she/her/hers
Emily Michaels King is a performing artist and aesthetic curator based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work has been presented at the Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Southern Theater, and others. As a creative director and designer, Emily was the Managing Editor of the acclaimed publication Once Wed, and currently art directs and composes editorial campaigns for creatives. On stage she has worked with The Moving Company, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Children’s Theater Company, The Old Globe, Transatlantic Love Affair, Karen Sherman, among others, and she has devised and performed in many pieces with Live Action Set. Emily is also a part of the collaborative duo E/D with Debra Mills Berger.




Board Chair: Louise Chalfant – Community Volunteer

Treasurer: Logan Richman – Boulay CPA

Secretary: Jonna Kosalko - Coldwell Banker Burnet - Realtor

Robert Droddy - The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
Director of Advancement & External Relations

Samir Islam - Dorsey & Whitney LLP – Attorney

Scott Mayer - MAYER – Owner

Chelsea McLean - Dorsey & Whitney LLP – Attorney

Tyler Michaels (ex-officio) - Trademark Theater
Artistic Director/Founder

Amy Newton - Arts ink, Inc. - Founder/CEO

Nadege Souvenir - Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
Associate Vice President of Community Impact

Christopher Wentzlaff – Community Volunteer

Legal Counsel: Joshua A. Dorothy - Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan, LTD